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. she discusses her book "women of the washington press: politics, prejudice, and persistence." at annual festival is hosted by the franklin d. roosevelt museum in hyde park, new york. this is about 45 minutes. >>> good morning. my name is jeff and i'm the especialist here at the >> g presidential library andducation museum.ist a liary and of the presidential library and museum. o i would like to welcome you heri dienceand dethose of you at home watching on c-span. franklin roosevelt plan forked the library to become a premiere research institution.tion for t study oearch room is consistently one of the busiest of the all of the presidentialls library. this year's group of authorsnd reflect the wide variety of research done here. at the top of each hour a session begins with a 30-minute author talk.author then they move to the table nex to the lobby where you can purchase their book and havehors them sign them. oohase bop of the next hour, the process repeats itself again.heo today's attendee of the lecture can visit the exciting new permanent exit in the prcialesan library an
. was this right venue to make news. "washington post" gets bought by amazon billionaire jeff bezos. how did the read yeah react to the news. what would it mean to the future of the newspaper business. >> we have a republican chairman understandably miffed. >> folks are against the nbc's plan to produce a mini series about hillary clinton's run before she runs for president. and head of rnc demands both nbc and cnn drop their clinton projects. how will it all end? oprah speaks out about the trayvon martin shooting. did her words help or hurt racial tensions? and democrats have become the targets of late night jokes. >> it was the president's birthday. look at this recent speech. >> you will interact with all americans of all walks of life because our citizens can learn too. >> kelly: judy miller, jim pinkerton, ellen ratner and affair ard grenell. i'm kelly wright. fox news watch is on right now. >> end of the war in afghanistan doesn't mean the end of threats to our nation. as i said before even as we decimated the al-qaeda leadership that attacked us on 9/11, al-qaeda affiliates and like-m
, if we go out there to wilkes barre now, do you think we could find george washington, thomas jefferson, james madison, george mason, john marshall and patrick henry? we ain't going to find them. now, at some theoretical level they are there. that is, human beings with the capacity for leadership are there, but the situation doesn't permit that group to rise to the surface. and so the question is, why did that situation exist in 1776? now, there is another answer to this, which is that great leadership only emerges during times of great crisis. and this makes eminent sense, the pressure that the crisis creates. and yet we can all think of examples where there's a great crisis and there's no leadership. like now. [laughter] [applause] >> or the coming of your -- world war i in europe. so what was special, you can't say there was something special in the water back there then. you can't say god looked down upon the american college and bless them. supernatural explanations are not admitted. even if you're an evangelical you're not allowed to use those in a historical conversation. i don't
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to washington d.c. in her elder years and became very much behind the scenes in a political field again. >> as henry clay famously said, everybody loves mrs. madison. her equally famous response "that's because mrs. madison loves everybody." >> dolley madison came to her service as first lady with experience during thomas jefferson's two terms. the president often called on her to assist him. this sense of the usefulness of diplomacy allowed dolley to hit the ground wanting when she assumed the role in 1809 as her husband james madison became the president. good evening and welcome. tonight we will learn about the intriguing dolley madison. we have two guests at our table. let me introduce you to them. catherine allgor, an author and biographer of dolley madison. and a historian. one of her books is called "a perfect union." thank you for being here. edith mayo was the creator of the first lady's exhibit at the smithsonian. so many smithsonian visitors have seen this throughout the years. thank you for being here tonight. >> it is a pleasure. >> any 21st century woman who starts to read
at the "washington post." and no one knows what's in store next. jeff bezos pays $250 million and takes over the news operation that took down a president. but can the guy who gave us the kindle give the news business a much-needed boost? >>> a new sports network is here, fox sports 1, with live sports like major league baseball. >> unbelievable! >> college football. ufc, college basketball, nascar and more. >> yes, espn has a new arch rival, thanks to rupert murdoch. we'll talk to the head of espn about how he plans to keep fox from scoring. >>> jon stewart still not here in a huge deal. he's actually being taken over by amazon ceo jeff bezos. >> and it's the biggest battle for late-night since leno and letterman or leno and conan. maybe jimmy and jimmy. now it's jon versus john. just a few weeks left in jon stewart's summer hiatus. i wonder if john oliver will find it difficult to hand back "the daily show." i'm brian stelter, and this is "reliable sources." >>> welcome to washington. what a head-spinning week it's been to the reporters in this town. for 80 years "the washington post" was synonymou
? we'll have analysis from raj rajaratnam of the "washington post." eric schmitt of the "new york times." and cbs news state department correspondent margaret brennan. and we'll look at another story that rocked washington, the sale of the "washington post". we'll talk about the future of newspapers with former "washington post" editor len downie. former "new york times" editor bill keller. and john harris, editor in chief of politico. there's a lot to cover, but this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again, michael hayden who served as both the c.i.a. and n.s.a. director now consulted for the cherdov group here in washington, joins us as our lead guest this morning. general, the president made that news conference on friday, and he said the american people need to know more about what the national security agency is doing because there are a growing number of people in the congress who are wondering is the n.s.a. infringing on americans' right to privacy? what do you think-
into the newspaper business. amazon founder and ceo jeff bezos acquired "the washington post" this week for $250 million at a time when newspaper revenues have hit a 50-year low. what is bezos saying that other publishers may not be? kara swisher is co-executive etd eter of all thins ding ittal and veteran of "the washington post." good to see you. >> how's it going? >> good. why do you think jeff bezos was interested in the post especially when he acquired it as an individual rather than having amazon buy it? >> it would have been very difficult for the company to buy it. they're already doing so many different experiments that are costly. jeff is someone who is putting off profits for a lot of growth. i think that would have pushed investors over the edge if the company itself bought it. >> that makes sense. but about do you think with his e-commerce experience he can reinvent the newspaper the way he reinvented retail and publishing? >> i'm not so sure. i don't think they're going to start selling kindles from "the washington post." i don't know what that means. he has ideas probably about ci
of the washington post. good to see you. >> good to see you. how's it going? >> good. why do you think jeff bezos was interested in "the post" especially since he acquired it rather than amazon buying it. >> i think it would be difficult for the company to buy it. they're doing so many different experiments that are costly. jeff is someone who's putting off profits for a lot of growth. i think that would have pushed investors over the edge if the company itself bought it. >> that makes sense. do you think with his ecommerce experience he can reinvent the newspaper the way he reinvented publishing? >> i'm not so sure. i don't think they'll sell kindless from the washington post. i think he has ideas about circulation and distributing the paper that he knows about very well. >> what's interesting to me is five or six years ago rupert mourdock acquired "the wall street journal" for $5 billion and here we are five years later, bezos is paying $250 million for the washington post. that's a real fire sale. >> yeah, or else rupert mourdock paid too much. what's happened in the last five years, you think
on an airline in honolulu and flew to washington, d.c., and lands at dulles and actually gets an audience, let's say, peter king, or dianne feinstein. how do we think he would have been received if he had a private audience? we have seen how they reacted, they spin the truth, he would have been buried and we would have never known the truth. >> i know you haven't been in direct contact with your son, but what do you know about his condition right now? >> i'll say that having spoken with his russian attorney, he said he's safe. he obviously is exhausted. but he's now needing a period of time where he can recoup his energy level and reflect on what he wishes to do going forward. that's from his attorney. we hope to meet with him very soon, with edward in the next weeks. >> good luck. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and the chairs of the foreign affairs committee, robert menendez, democrat, and republican congressman ed royce, the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee. senator, let me begin with you, you heard this from lon snowden, and his attorney, they don't believe that ed
canceled his meeting with russian president vladimir putin. that is all next on "washington journal." ♪ is sunday,orning, it august 11 come up 20 13. it is today, resident obama began his week long vacation at martha's vineyard. today we will be discussing the state of u.s. relations with dive intoking a deep u.s. job numbers, and talking about recent al qaeda threats. before we do that we want to hear about the state of news media from our viewers. the pew research center's -- you research center released its biannual data and while there is still plenty of criticism about the industry, most americans continue to believe the media plays an important watchdog role. as we take you through that reports this morning, we want to hear your thoughts. he of us a call. we split our lineup -- we split our lines up by age group. you can also catch up with us on all of your favorite social media sites, on twitter and facebook. you can also e-mail us at .ww.c-span.org we want to take you to that report that was released on thursday by the pew research center for the people. public valuations
captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the name of the program is "inside washington" and if there is a bigger story in washingtong than the sale of "the washington post," i cannot think of one. we have colby king, lois romano, a "the washington post" veteran. charles krauthammer. i came to washington to work for broadcast properties, which were owned by "the washington post." the former executive editor len downie was in the newsroom as katharine graham's granddaughter announced jeff bezos, the founder of amazon, wasas buying the paper. >> she read a statement in which she made clear he strongngly subscribes to the journalistic values of "the washington post." >> let's take off the pundit hats. give me your personal reaction. lois, you wrote a fine piece for "politico." >> thank you. my first reaction was shock. i was home, working. i got in the car, and went back to the office. it was a little bit of sadness, and then i thought maybe this is a od thing. maybehave tried everything. the model needs to be blown up and ybe jeff bezos will bring a fresh eye. >> colby, wh
homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst from "the washington post's" david ignatius and david gross of "the new york times". all of that ahead on me"meet th press" this sunday morning, august 11th. good sunday morning. president obama is on vacation, congress is out of town, and although we are i
the arab world. a look how al-qaeda made a comeback. it's a story that nobody in washington wants to talk about. how the white house is helping them weasel out of obamacare the government says it's time to get out of mortgage business, six years after the housing bubble burst. is it a step in the right direction? >> paul: welcome to the "journal editorial report". i'm paul gigot. 19 embassies in the middle east and africa were shuttered in a global travel alert issued after communications among senior al-qaeda operatives intercepted indicating plans for a major attack were underway and calling into the question in the narrative the group is on the run. columnist brett stephens and matt cominski join me with more. on friday the u.s. closed the consulate in pakistan which i've been to which is the safest part of pakistan. are we watching the comeback of al-qaeda? >> we have been watching it for a month but now we have noticed. this last week is one, the al-qaeda core, central pakistan led by ayman al-zawahri and he is active. number two, we have seen that the al-qaeda affiliates, after al-q
. thanu for being with us. washington has become an ent mow logical wonderland for the obama administration seems to be more obsessed with semantics and sentence con trucks than to capture a killing of terrorists. washington -- while dismissing any sense of proportion when it comes to radical islamists and the war on terror. and for all of that, this was a red letter day. president obama's mantra that al qaeda is on the run today proved wrong yet again. you are looking at pictures of yemen where government officials uncovered an al qaeda plot to capture oil and gas facilities, to fire on foreign embassies, to seize -- news of the foiled plot breaking as the united states is stepping up its drone attacks there. killing at least seven al qaeda terrorists in the southern part of the country. in the broader plot that led to the closings of 19 embassies and facilities and 16 countries still acted tonight with no indication that the threats have in any way diminished. here is state department spokesperson jen saki on the closings and the alerts. >> our embassy remains closed. we're
and criticizing washington for the handling of the nsa leak case. he says the former analyst will remain in russia for the foreseeable future. isright now, edward snowden beyond alarm -- the long armf the law, but his father suggests he could come home to face trial. the nsa leaker is not headed back to the united states because he will not get a fair trial. my son tother i will come home if i believe in the justice system that we should be afforded will be applied correctly. >> and tell that he says he will visit his son in russia. homeolitical furor here at shows no sign of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation on martha's vineyard president obama said he had already been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office for a generation that believe he is a jason bourne and there has got to be some transportation. he has failed to explain these programs which are lawful which has saved lives which of stopped terrorists. >> washington wants edwards noted brought back home to face justice. he would like
. but one of t things we covered and we were living down in washington, the argument was that things won't go up that much. >> right. >> now knowing the basis -- >> and there would be a net savings. >> and by the way, that's how they sold it. >> i'm not going t get into the future of whether that might materialize because hope springs eternal. there was no way an objective observer could not see that the price hikes coming. >> right. and there's no way you could rationally predict the net savings. and i think ben would back this. i know he spoke on this in e past. when you look at the cbo report on it, there were so many bells an whistles that had to happen to get the net savings they were saying, that they were predicting that it was almost impossible. any sort of other condition could hit the economy that would prevent those net savings. and i will tell you this, my brother's a doctor, the big fear -- >> what kind of doctor. >> emergency room doctor >> really? >> yeah. >> the big fear. i'm the dumb one. but anyway, the big fear, they don't know if they have to ration the health care. >
wrote about in the "the washington post" this week. america's chronic overreaction to terrorism, we have created an economy of fear, an industry of fear, a national psychology of fear. al qaeda could have never achieved that on its own. we have inflicted it on ourselves. >> fundamentally, there are two sets of questions that apply in the war against terrorism. the one set of questions deals with the where's it going to happen, what's going to happen, and when is it going to happen. the other set of questions deals with what is it that our enemy, the terrorists, are trying to achieve? what are they trying to induce us to do? take a look at what's been happening over the past week. with a conference call, al qaeda has effectively shut down 20 u.s. embassies around north africa and the middle east. we just had the president of yemen here for a meeting with president obama. he goes back feeling wonderful about his new relationship with the president. next thing the president does is says in effect, sorry, but we don't trust you yemenis to protect your embassies so in effect we shut down our
, washington, d.c., or any capitol in any all fifty states embrace one tenth of that, how much progress would we make? let look at the scientific revolution. eleanor argues there's a constantly evolving science that will change the way that we live. that will make -- she wrote this in 1962, that will make 1984 look like a comic book. that until we learn to encourage scientific developments, foster new medical care, and in a way that will make that medical care assessable and affordable to all who need it, we will have failed science and science will have failed us. so she argues that we have an extraordinary history. and that we are beginning to face our shortcomings in our history. that race and ethnic prejudice and religious bias are the lead that will unravel american society. that will makes so weak that we will lose our position of moral leadership in the world. she talks about being a custodian of the environment, and what that means in terms of the development and wages. she talks about international trade and the battle for the living wage. she talking about our tendency to see human
: charlie d'agata reporting for us tonight from london. thank you. later, what the sale of the "washington post" means for the newspaper business. an early end to sexual harassment therapy for san diego's embattled mayor. and the search for answers in yesterday's deadly crash of a plane into homes in connecticut. those stories when the cbs evening news continues. >> axelrod: in connecticut, federal investigators are trying to learn why a private plane crashed into two homes near new haven yesterday. the wreck annual was so tangled that it took first responders hours to recover four bodies. don dahler has the latest. >> reporter: parts of the twin engine airplane remain visible in the charred wreck annual. inside one of the houses, the bodies of a 13-year-old girl and her one-year-old sister. the two other victims are the pilot, former mime mic rosoft executive bill henningsgaard, and his teenaged son, maxwell. this was henningsgaard's second aviation accident. he crash landed in the columbia river then. friday's accident occurred shortly before noon. >> a rush of air came down and i heard
's speaking to disabled in orlando, florida. with aq and a" washington post investigative >> our guest this week is dana rohrabacher. he has responsibilities for issues involving russia and also looks at emerging threats. after the big decisions about u.s./russian relations in the summit, we thought it important to speak to him. let me introduce our reporters, guy taylor. blake houshell is the deputy editor of politico. >> my first quonestion is about what seems to be topic a this week. the russia subject you are deeply interested in and know a lot about. i am sure you are aware of the news that the white house decided to cancel this upcoming summit meeting between president obama and vladimir putin. i wanted to get your take. i know you have a different view than some in your caucus. >> i think our relation with russia is vital to our own national security. i would say the peace of the world. we have two major threats that we have to deal with if our people are to be safe. one is radical islamic terrorism, which is at our throat right now and murders our people. they wish they could m
to be in washington. the economic recovery is still very slow. it is particularly slow in rhode island. toare trying to do things get the economy moving more quickly. we are trying to do so in a time where there is enormous complex. and dissension in washington. the one thing i want to tell you about that is it is my job to report back to you on what i see and what is going on around me. it is that what i see is not actually a lot of conflict between republicans and democrats. what i see if it meant conflict, bitter conflict within the republican party. contingenttea party that has one set of views. you have more moderate republicans that have a different set of views. they are almost at each other's throats right now. you have flat out told looked on the floor of the senate between republicans area you fight between -- within the caucus. you have one group raising money against the other group. it is really contentions. we are kind of bystanders to that fight. we experience the effects of it. when one party is that divided and there is that much anger and conflict, it is very hard for them to help
garcia. kevin, washington post. the honorable rodney alexander, texas state senator. allison fitzgerald. skipping over the speaker for moment. bob carden with card in communications and the speaker committee member who organized today's lunch. i thank you. bobby patton. of thes leader and owner l.a. dodgers. the senior sector producer and manager of political programming for abc news. marilyn thompson, bureau chief for thompson reuters. a host and reporter with voice of russia and blogger for the washington post, she the people blog. rick dunham, a political reporter with the houston chronicle and former national press club president. [applause] it seems now like the whole country was watching when our guests today literally stood up for her belief on the floor of the texas state house. for 12 hours she filibustered of republican-sponsored abortion bill with turf -- on her feet without being able to sit, lead on her desk, or drink water. that made texas state senator, wendy davis, and he wrote to -- a hero to liberals and pro-choice activists. she began working after school when she was
was a candidate for several high-level post in washington, and apparently it was his stop in for its activity in the endorsement of that program and also his surveillance, radical muslim surveillance program in new york which disqualifies him. i think that that's a great deal about the administration's mindset. it's most unfortunate. question to my storingo who favor the of data records out of the nsa and allowing them to sandy phone companies. stay in the phone companies heard what weight do you give the factor we have such a litigious society that it is very easy for someone to go into judge,nd get a left-wing if you will, who will give a say , on injunction, and thus prevent the immediate availability of that information if it were allowed to be -- to remain in the phone company hands? there is a session court to up for that. you are dealing with just the fisa court, a judge -- >> you are talking while it is in the possession of the government, the nsa gecko what i'm talking about is -- the nsa? what i'm talking about is the dy made, taking it out of the nsa possession, allowing it to rema
spitting the eye of washington. a lot of these things are largely inconsequential in the long-term relationship. the administration is going to carry on having high level public and back channel communications with russia. we have generally positive relationships. 's closestobama advisers or say what do we really gain from spending a lot of time on russia? hrbacher, you cause him a libertarian. --howuld didn't sho reasonable are these? excited about their because of earsomewhat knee-jerk response to u.s. involvement in syria, saying no matter what the united states should not get involved even if there is wide spread chemical weapons use on either side. i think he is respected in washington because as -- because he has always been someone you has said things that are on people's minds. in terms of big-time influence in the libertarian party, i am not sure how much there is. >> what about his position on edward snowden? >> that was really interesting. his views are kind of all over the map. he is very hard on immigration as you heard. up andn he is holding is a hero for exposi
. then there's jeff bezos. the amazon founder is shelling out $250 million for the "washington post," a paltry 1% of his personal fortune. as our jim acosta reports, billionaires have gone shopping in america's "newsroom." >> reporter: watergate brought down a president. >> have to get something on paper. >> reporter: but it made a newspaper. a triumph not just for reporters bob woodward and carl bernstein but also for the family that owned the "washington post" led by its publisher, kathryn graham, now that leg gas sin the future of one of the most important newspaper rests in the hands of one billionaire, amazon founder, jeff bezos, a stunning $250 million deal that gives an all new meaning to the term -- >> just follow the money. >> reporter: the post now follows other major newspapers. "wall street journal" bought by conservative media titan robert murdoch and "boston globe" purchased by red sox owner john henry to be snatched up by the super wealthy and perhaps the "new york times" could land in the portfolio of libertarian billi billionaires, robert and charles cope. >> i think it's not
from fox news in washington. president obama has left the capital for his summer vacation. he arrived if martha's vineyard after his first full press conference in more than three months. and he made news on the government surveillance program relations with russia, and our war against al qaeda. he is not senator john mccain, republican leader on national security who just returned from the mideast joins us now from arizona. senator, welcome back to fox news sunday. >> thank you, chris. >> president obama said friday he wants to reform the government's surveillance program. add safe guards. make the whole program more transparent. republican congressman pete king, a member of the house intelligence committee said this. that he called it a monumental failure of war time leadership. senator mccain was right. >> i think it's pretty clear that there's been failures throughout that have led to mr. snowden now being granted asylum in russia. there is now a large percentage of americans particularly young americans, who view mr. snowden as some kind of a whistleblower
of our trading partners. this was the period maybe some of you remember when the washington policy makers and economists led by the academic neo keynesian, paul samuelson and walter heller suggested that a little inflation induced by managed currency say two or 3% less controllable and desirable. at the end of the 1970's it had reached the annualized rate of 15% carey and since the u.s. dollar was the primary reserve currency under the treaty, the foreign central banks were in effect required to purchase the undesired dollars in their banking systems against the creation of their own domestic money, foreign central banks held these dollars as official reserves. they didn't bury them in the vaults. they promptly reinvested these dollars and the new york money market thus enabling americans to buy again with the original cash balances used before to buy the goods abroad. in a word this duplication of purchasing power of the reserve currency system of brentonwood and associated with the production of new output caused aggregate demand to exceed aggregate supply. inflation must be the ultimat
washington, d.c., and he actually gets an audience with peter king or dianne diane feinstein, how do we think that he would be received if he had a private audience? we have seen how they reacted even when the truth comes out. it's been the truth, they try to hide it from the american people, we would have never known the truth. >> that was edward snowden's father, lon, appearing on abc's "this week." you can listen on your radio or online at c-span.org/c- spanradio. 6:30 p.m. tonight eastern time, we will take you to the family leaders that -- leadership summit in ames, iowa where rick santorum talked about the lyrical process and the republican party moving forward. again, that is tonight, 6:30 p.m. eastern time. >> mayor adrian fenty and council chairman vincent gray faced each other in one of the most contentious and expensive elections in d.c. recent history. fenty raised nearly $5 million. vincent gray only raised $1.2 million. but he won the public over as an affable and effective chairman. he beat fenty. shortly after gray took office in 2011, brown, who had also run for mayor, told t
and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst from "the washington post's" david ignatius and david gross of "the new york times". all of that ahead on me"meet th press" this sunday morning, august 11th. good sunday morning. president obama is on vacation, congress is out of town, and although we are in the dog days of summer, the battle to win the hearts and minds of
satellite corp. 2013] >> on the next washington journal, matt bennett discusses influence and immigration reform, national security, and other issues. looks at the healthcare law will affect hospitals. university of maryland professor talks about the special supplemental program for women, infants, and children. washington journal live at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> the national press club will hold a discussion. whether they help or hinder transparency via a conversation between journalists and former government officials. that is on c-span two. >> it is a huge story. for the first time, a true native has stepped in into one of the legacy media businesses. he acts and any way like he did in disrupting the publishing business, the bookselling business, the delivery of streaming media and e-commerce, mr. jeff bezos will probably disrupt and reinvention what it is to be a newspaper in the 21st century and how the business remains a business. journalism is changing. it is manifesting itself in different ways whether twitter or a block. the intersection between video and newspaper these days. we
appeared in new york times, washington post be, "wall street journal," financial times and his book is reviewed in this week's "economist." he served as technical consultant to the drama "24." we could probably spend an hour asking questions about that, actually. he holds a bs in mathematical physics, an ma in physics and and a ph.d. in war studies. so let's not hold him against him that he currently lives in new york city. please join me in offering a very warm welcome to our distinguished speaker, michael levi. [applause] >> thank you for the very kind introduction. it's fantastic to see, fantastic to see such a big crowd here. apparently, there are some folks in houston who are interested in energy. [laughter] i was telling someone earlier, i had difficulty choosing exactly what to wear today. i picked up some interesting items of clothing while i was writing this book. i have now a 50th anniversary opec tie that i still can't find occasion to wear. [laughter] i have a beautiful light blue don't frack ohio bandanna that i also decided against wearing in houston. [laughter] at som
little rock getting more in the next 48 hours. you know where w morning, washington, here is a live shot in laurel there is skies and some rainfall just to the south of the washington area and the temperature is in the low 70's. the winds will be shifting to the south. just to theowers south of us and we see some rain in frederick's word into portions of charles county. 81 it's cloud quiz time. dan and bianna, take a close look. this isn't the best, look at the tiny piece. >> that's a tornado. >> it's not. but you, wouldn't necessarily know. the tree is in the way. it's a funnel. there is a distinct difference, it does not touch the ground, tornado does. often gets mistaken. >> i'm not lying, i was going to say funnel. i -- >> you're good. bianna's winning, by the way, in the quiz. >> and that dustnado is neat. >> that's not typical. but we'll do that another time. >> it's not a sharknado. >> the science is confusing me. thank you. >>> turn now to welcome relief for drivers and their pocketbooks. catch a break not only for the remainder of this year, but next year too. abc didi ray roy i
daughter and her daughter were here earlier, and they are in town this weekend for washington, d.c. my colleague zach, is also my son, and i just want to single him out because i can. thank you all. john, i wrote this book for two reasons. two reasons mainly. one is on enjoy writing. i have all my life. and this just struck me as a pretty darn good yarn. this is a very compelling story. it's also true. and i hope it reads like this but it struck me at one point like a novel, almost stranger than fiction, how some of these things happen and and relationships of people and leaders and so forth. and so versatile it just struck me as a pretty cool story and i hope you will think so if you read the book. the other reason was that after talking with these fellows and a number of other people who are in the room tonight, there were 163 interviews over a period of time, that what struck me most of all was that this is a very timely story for the age in which we now live, which tends to be so contentious. i mean, we're sitting there with seth alexander who must live in this environment i'm desc
in idaho. now the f-b-i is saying the entire operation will now be reviewed by a team from washington. >> marty: the search is still on for missing oakland woman sandra coke. authorities say, a woman's body was found in vacaville friday but they have not released her i-d. coke, who is a federal investigator, went missing last sunday. police say she was seen in the company of her long- time ex-boyfriend on the day of her disapearance. he is identified as 56-year- old randy alana. police have named him a person of interest in the case. alana is a registered sex offender. he was arrested on an unspecified parole violation earlier this week and has been questioned. this morning, coke's family and friends are holding out hope that she is still alive. they refused to speak until the body found has been identified. stick with kron 4 news and we'll keep you updated on this developing story. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. an update on the wildfire burning in southern california and the flooding in colorado. we will be right back. (music) >> marty: firefighters expect to have the so calle
veterans. and he pledged those who sacrificed for this country won't lose their benefits despite washington's budget cuts. >> i believe this work is more important than ever. because this time of war that we've been in is coming to an end. >> the president hopes to have america back on a peace time footing in a year and a half. but his friday news conference showed he's fighting on a lot of political fronts. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. >> he's trying to calm the controversy over nsa surveillance. he's still battling members of congress over obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> reporter: in martha's vineyard, president obama looking for a break from the heat. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> more guns are off bay area streets tonight thanks to a gun buyback program in oakland today. the organization youth uprising partnered with the oakland police department and an anonymous donor to host the event. residents were able to turn in guns with no questions asked
of california. exposesing's problems. now reaction from washington, d.c. >> it's the beginning of a long summer. and these young middle schoolers are out of class. helping their dads unpack. but unlike most youth, these kids are not on vacation. instead, they're helping their families move in to a local migrant worker camp, and many of them are preparing to work all summer. some of them in the fields of california's central valley. working for large corporate farms, putting in 10 to 12 hour days in 100-degree heat. >> they do come and work as much as they can. >> reporter: rib garrison oversees the migrant camp where these families now live. >> kids from a very small age and groping until teenagers and as soon as they get an opportunity they start working on the field as well. >> reporter: for 14 months now, nbc bay area's investigative unit has fallen. some of these children and their families, as they perform some of the hard evidence work there is. pruning, picking and packing. the fresh fruits and vegetables that feed america and the world. >> who else out here has worked in the fields? >>
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